Historical Oboes Modern Oboe Recorder
Acclaimed for his expressive performances, oboist Matthew Hudgens performs as a chamber, orchestral, and solo musician across the United States and abroad. Matthew specializes on period oboes ranging from the renaissance, baroque, and classical eras, as well as actively performing on recorder and modern oboes. Matthew Hudgens received his BM at East Tennessee State University, an MM at University of North Texas, and an MM in Historical Performance from The Juilliard School.
Hudgens has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in early music from Rachel Podger and Nicholas Mcgeegan to William Christie and members of Les Arts FLorrisants. He has also performed with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Dallas Bach Society, Orchestra of New Spain, Portland Baroque Orchestra,Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Bach Vespers, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, California Bach Society, OrpheusPDX, and Seattle Baroque.
Mr. Hudgens is also an avid modern player and can be heard on a number of recordings on the GIA wind works label with the Grammy-nominated North Texas Wind Symphony and Lone Star Wind Orchestra. Matthew is a member of the Maryland Chamber Winds, an ensemble that “seeks to enrich our community through high-quality performances of contemporary and classical wind chamber music, educational programs, and commissioning projects.” The MCW released their debut album Preludes + Recitations in October 2020, available on most streaming services. As an orchestral musician, Mr. Hudgens has preformed with the Grand Junction Symphony, Johnson City Symphony, and was selected as runner-up for principal oboe of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
Aside from performing, Mr. Hudgens is an active teacher. He has held an oboe studio of 45 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for more than two years. He has taught master classes from beginning to collegiate students, and continues to teach in Portland, Oregon where he currently resides.